Rocky Top Lodge - a One-of-a-Kind Cabin in the Pines
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- Minimum stay:2-3 nights
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Pine Mountain Club cabin description
Have you ever been to a B&B Inn and wished you could spend a night in every room? Well, here's your chance! Just 90 minutes north of Los Angeles (off Interstate 5) located in Pine Mountain Club, a private resort community in the Los Padres National Forest, is ROCKY TOP LODGE - a unique 'BED and b.y.o. BREAKFAST' * weekend/weekly vacation rental lodge-like cabin in the pines.
RENT A WHOLE HOUSE
FOR THE PRICE OF A ROOM!!!
Enjoy a weekend getaway or a week-long vacation in this one-of-a-kind Craftsman lodge home anytime of the year. Peace, tranquility, nature, escape! Nestled amid the Pinon pines Rocky Top is the perfect getaway for stressed out city dwellers - couples and families alike! You only need to pack your clothes and food as we supply all towels, linens, cooking supplies and more. Come discover the perfect mountain retreat!
Our special amenities will make you feel welcome and at home from the moment you arrive - a basket full of treats - popcorn, hot cocoa, the makings for S'mores - plush bath towels, extra blankets and pillows, spa soaps, plenty of paper goods, and our local dining and activity guide book. Everything needed to make your stay enjoyable!
The 1800 sq ft 2-story Craftsman lodge-like home located at 5500' is beautifully furnished in Northwoods lodge style. Wildlife themed decor fills every room. Creative use of wood throughout the open floor plan contributes to it's warm ambience. Dual-paned windows provide comfort in all seasons. At night with all the lights aglow Rocky Top positively radiates warmth and beauty.
The 500 sq ft 2nd story main DECK with corner crow's nest benches, gas BBQ, gas firepit and hammock offers lovely views of San Emigdio mountain to the north and grand sunsets over Apache Saddle. With a lockable gate and wire screen overlay the deck is KID FRIENDLY. At ground level below the deck is a 6'x30' wire-enclosed dog run.
Beneath the knotty pine cathedral ceiling in the GREAT ROOM is a wall of glass offering beautiful pine and mountain views. The DINING ROOM with a large window looking through the pines to Apache Saddle seats 6-8 comfortably. An inviting stonewall corner fireplace climbs to the ceiling. Bear and deer stained glass windows hang above a unique curving stairway leading downstairs to 'the Attic'. Wildlife scroll saw artwork, handmade wall quilts, deer antler lamps, a faux bearskin, snowshoes, ski poles and two deer mounts complete the Northwoods theme.
A FULLY EQUIPPED KITCHEN with a 3-seat bar awaits your pleasure. Realtree camo dishes and deer antler flatware make every meal a special event. No need to cart along all those bottled waters - Reverse Osmosis filtered water flows from the sink.
You'll feel pampered in the spacious BATHROOM. A Kohler soaking tub (with shower), a wall of mirrors above the two basins, large dressing table, a welcome bear, chocolate and green plush cotton towels give the room a spa-like feel.
MALLARD'S RETREAT BEDROOM - has a Cal King bed, glider/rocker with ottoman, two spectacular stained glass windows above the bed (Mallard's of course!), ceiling fan, electric wall heater and ducks, ducks everywhere. Sliding glass doors open to a faux wood concrete patio with a table and two comfortable wicker rockers to sit under the pines, sip a glass of wine and watch the comings and goings at the bird feeder.
ANGLER'S REST BEDROOM - has two beds - a full and a twin - stacked like a bunk. (Sleeps 2-3); two rocking chairs with footstools and reading lamps; a 19'' LED flatscreen satellite TV with HDMI, USB; and a wall-mounted flip-up desk/worktable with oar legs suitable for writing or sewing. An electric wall heater keeps the room comfortable when temperatures drop. A portable crib and high chair are in the closet.
Downstairs the 600 sq ft 'BEAR'S ATTIC' is a combination DEN/GUEST ROOM with bears in abundance. (It probably should have been called a family room, but with all those bears we had no choice but to call it a DEN!!!) In the den is a slate top pool table with convertible ping pong table top; comfortable sofa and recliners; 40'' LED flatscreen with satellite TV; DVD and VHS players; a rustic drop-lid writing desk; two flip-up table tops on the wall beneath the window ledge convenient for writing, puzzles or sewing; an easily accessible SHOWER ROOM with tiled seats; and a LAUNDRY ROOM with washer/dryer. Cozy up with a good book from our library in the reading corner tucked beneath the stairway...and...be sure to visit our WILDLIFE RESCUE CORNER with over 30 inhabitants.
A beautiful Aspen log daybed with trundle (sleeps 2) in the GUESTROOM is easily closed off from the den for privacy via floor-to-ceiling draperies. A charming HALF BATH is close by. A Thelin Parlour pellet stove keeps the 'Bear's Attic' comfortable in winter.
We keep an 'odds and ends' assortment of sporting equipment for your use at Club facilities: fishing poles/net/bait, golf bag with mismatched golf clubs; croquet set; tennis racquets. Sorry, no bowling ball!!
In the winter we provide a snow disk for sledding and you are welcome to use the extra jackets, boots and gloves for adults/kids we keep at the lodge.
We are in a national forest with the ever-present danger of fire.There is NO smoking allowed on the property. Well-behaved pets are welcome for an additional charge. Guest are fully responsible for any damages. A large kennel and a dog run are provided for your convenience and the safety of your pet.
With Northwoods Lodge furnishings; two large bedrooms (one with a King bed, one with a full bed/twin bed bunk); den with twin daybed and trundle (can be used as a King); 2 extra twin air mattresses; portable crib and high chair; large luxury bathroom; one half-bath with separate tiled shower room; large rock fireplace; pellet stove; large deck with BBQ, firepit, hammock. Rustic outdoor seating. Large well-equipped kitchen. Stunning stained glass windows. A full-size slate top pool table, satellite TV, 40'' and 19'' LED flatscreen TVs for viewing selections from the 250+ video library, CD library, DVD, VCR and CD players, wifi internet connection for viewing emails (ethernet cord also provided), books, board games, puzzles, cards and poker chips, telescope, binoculars and bird ID book, seed for the many bird feeders.
Rocky Top Lodge PMC offers delightful and fun-filled, relaxing days and nights. Recreation opportunities abound. At different seasons you can hike, bike, play in the snow, swim, play tennis, golf on our PGA 9-hole course, catch-and-release fish at beautiful Fern's Lake, or shoot a few hoops on the court. Lampkin Park offers a lovely playground for family enjoyment. Visit the clubhouse with a golf Pro Shop, community swimming pool, tennis courts; recreation room with video games, etc., free Wi Fi, Condor Lounge providing live entertainment on weekends, outdoor concerts during the summer and an upscale restaurant. Guest cards are required for use of facilities (4 provided with rental).
A Village Center with a market, retail stores, great restaurants, a pub, fitness center, hair salon, hardware store, US Post Office, and more offers convenience in an Alpine setting.
Special events such as the Lilac Festival, Mountain Shakespeare Festival, Run to the Pines Car Show, Wine Festivals and fairs take place at various times during the year.
Well paved roads make it an easy drive from the I-5 to Pine Mountain. The roads in this private community are well maintained by the Club. However, at a mile high altitude, weather can change quickly in the mountains so CHAINS and/or a 4WD would be necessary in winter.
Endless trails, abundant wildlife and clear skies make Pine Mountain Club a little slice of paradise. Sip your morning coffee on the deck or drink your evening wine while gazing up into the star-filled night sky. Enjoy a stay at Pine Mountain Club. Rest, renew and be rejuvenated in our one-of-a-kind ROCKY TOP mountain retreat in the pines!!!
AS SOON AS YOU ARRIVE YOU WILL FEEL THE PEACE SETTLE OVER YOU LIKE A COMFORTABLE BLANKET!!!
* BED and bring your own BREAKFAST - A phrase that popped into our heads early one morning driving up the mountain. Indeed! Why rent a single room when you can bring your own breakfast (or better yet try those fabulous waffles at Basecamp Cafe) and enjoy the whole house!!!
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- 1800 sq. ft.
- 2 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
Well-Behaved Pets Welcome. $50 non-refundable Pet Fee (per pet) is required - Guests are fully responsible for any damages or additional cleaning time caused by any pets. Please do not allow pets on beds or furniture in consideration of future guests. There is an enclosed dog run beneath the front deck.We request that pets not to be left unattended at the lodge unless they are safely confined in the provided kennel. This is bear / mountain lion country, please be aware for the safety of your pet....moreless
Lots of things for kids to do...great location for families with kids...the lake, the village and the playground nearby. Wonderful hiking trails. We have lots of kid-friendly VHS and DVDs, board games, puzzles, etc. Rocky Top's 'Wildlife Rescue Corner' has a large collection of stuffed animals. Sporting equipment available for use with adult supervision. USE OF POOL TABLE FOR ADULTS ONLY!...moreless
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 6-7
- MALLARD'S RETREAT...CAL King new mattress, camo-themed linens, blankets, quilts, comforter and pillows provided. ANGLER'S REST.....Full Size/Twin Bunk Bed (Sleeps 2 or 3) new mattresses, fishing themed linens, blankets, quilts, comforters and pillows provided. 'BEAR'S ATTIC'' Downstairs.....Twin Daybed with Trundle (can be used as a King) new mattresses, bear-themed linens, blankets, quilts, comforter and pillows provided. Sleeping area can be closed off from den via floor-to-ceiling draperies. CHILDREN'S ACCOMMODATIONS...(1) Portable Pack N Play playard / crib (30lb/35'' max) with bassinet (15lb max) with (1) organic interlock cotton sheet provided; you will need to supply any additional linens. Eddie Bauer high chair. (2) Twin raised flock-topped air mattresses with linens provided. PLEASE NOTE: Our rate is for 6 guests sleeping in beds. We can accommodate (2) additional guests on air mattresses (children only). Add $25/night/child. Children under 24 months not counted....moreless
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
Open kitchen with propane gas stove/oven. All pots and pans, lodge themed dinnerware, glassware, wine glasses, utensils and cooking supplies are provided. Blender, citrus juicer, coffee maker, coffee grinder, food processor, Kitchen Aid mixer, Jack LaLanne juicer, crockpot, toaster, waffle maker...moreless
- Catering Available:
- Cooking Utensils:
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- Dining Area Seats:
- Child's Highchair
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
........ WHOLE HOUSE FAN: Located in main hallway brings in cool night air from the open windows....... CEILING FANS: in Great Room and Mallard's Retreat bedroom. Den/guest room downstairs stays comfortably cool....moreless
- Wood Fireplace:
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- Parking Off Street:
- Iron & Board
- Towels Provided
- Hair Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Clothes Dryer
- 1800 sq ft home, 2 stories, large deck, fantastic views, lovely landscaping, upstairs large luxury bath with Kohler soaking tub, downstairs 1/2 bath with separate shower room. Decorated with Northwoods lodge decor, fabulous mountain-themed stained glass windows, wood art and quilts all fashioned by incredibly talented professional artists (family members, of course!!!). A disk sled, some extra jackets, boots, gloves for adults/kids are available for your use in the winter. Equipment for your sporting enjoyment: full-sized pool table; telescope; binoculars; 2 fishing polls/net/bait for catch-and-release fishing on Fern's Lake; set of mismatched golfs clubs; croquet set; numerous movies, books, board games and puzzles; two old tennis racquets /some balls; and a roll-out green 36''x72''poker table top cover /cards/ chips. Oh, did we mention the wind in the pines? It's such a wondrous, soothing sound. Included free of charge!!!...moreless
PMC Clubhouse Recreation Room: has a large game room featuring foosball, Ping-Pong, 2 pool tables, arcade and video games, with lots of games and toys. Four (4) guest-pass cards to use for entry during your stay. Check for hours of operation....moreless
(2) 40'' LED flatscreen TV in den/guest room with VHS/DVD players for viewing selections from our 250+ video library. 19'' LED HDMI/USB flatscreen with DVD/VCR player in Angler's Rest bedroom....moreless
- Satellite / Cable:
- Music Library:
- Pool Table:
- Video Library:
- Ping Pong Table
- CD Player
- DVD Player
CELL SERVICE IS CURRENTLY NOT AVAILABLE in Pine Mountain Club. We can usually get reception at the 'Y' intersection of Cuddy Valley Rd and Mil Potrero Hwy approximately 6 miles from the Clubhouse....moreless
Bring your laptop. Secured Wireless Internet is available free throughout the home, porch and deck to check emails. No movie or game download due to narrow bandwidth. Password provided on check-in...moreless
Pool & Spa
Deck / Patio:
Over 500 square feet of great 2nd story balcony/deck with locking gate, hammock, lots of comfortable seating, BBQ, firepit and a corner 'crow's nest' with seating ledge conveniently located off of the great room and kitchen. There is also a faux-wood concrete deck at ground level in the rear of the lodge. There are rustic picnic tables, benches and log seats in the side and back yards under the pines ....moreless
A great spot to keep an eye on the bird feeders around the property. Just keep them filled with seed (provided for you) and the parade of winged wildlife proceeds from morning til night. Oh, the chipmunks get into the act too!...moreless
- Away From It All
Location & View
- Mountain Climbing
- Fitness Center
- Mountain Biking
- Medical Services
- Water Parks
- Live Theater
- Theme Parks
- Recreation Center
- Sight Seeing
- Massage Therapist
- Scenic Drives
- Bird Watching
- Pine Mountain Club situated below the peak of Mount Pinos is a resort community offering golf, tennis, swimming, horseback riding, clubhouse with a great 19th hole, cafe and recreation room for kids/teens. The club has a full calender of activities including yoga, aerobics, music and toddler/kid events. The area has incredible hiking, cross country skiing, sledding, horseback rides and dirt bike riding. Only 25 minutes from the Hungry Valley Off-Road Recreation area, 35 minutes from Pyramid Lake and 55 minutes from Six Flags Magic Mountain. The Ridge Route Museum in Frazier Park is just minutes away. Mount Pinos at 8800' only 20 minutes away offers x-country skiing; fabulous mountain biking; and is a mecca for amateur astronomers. Fort Tejon State Historical Park, just 25 minutes away near the town of Lebec, is open daily and on the 1st Sunday of the month offers Living History Civil War Reenactments. ...moreless
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A Really Nice Place To Stay
A Really Nice Place To Stay
Spent 4 days at this great cabin home. Furnishings are great. TV's, pool table, games, books all provided. All we needed to bring was food. Excellent location, close drive to village, golf, tennis, and pool. This place is decorated beautifully. A large place that feels very cozy. Very friendly owner that was a pleasure to deal with. We will definitely be back. Who knew that such a nice place to go was so close to Los Angeles. A great deal at a fair price.
- Guest Marty (Santa Clarita)
- Date of stay 08/30/13
- Review Submitted 09/05/13
Recommended for: Families with young children, sightseeing, tourists without a car, age 55+, girls getaway, pet owners, families with teenagers, romantic getaway.
Warm and Inviting...Guest comment entered by owner
Warm and Inviting...
We loved the cabin. It was so warm and inviting with all the special details. we loved feeding the birds and squirrels, playing games, baking cookies and just enjoying nature in a first rate environment. We would love to come back when there is snow. We enjoyed meeting Linda. She was very pleasant and made us feel very comfortable.
- Guest Sandi
- Date of stay 08/13/13
- Review Submitted 08/17/13
Our two families enjoyed the stay. We had a lot of activities like tennis, pool table, golf, fishing, swimming in two days. The house was very clean and well-maintained. The owner almost decorated every single corner of the house with good tastes. It's highly recommended for single or two family stay.
- Guest ty (LA)
- Date of stay 08/02/13
- Review Submitted 08/08/13
Recommended for: Families with young children.
The four of us - two adults, our baby, and our dog - stayed at this cabin for 5 days. We had an amazing time!! The place is clean, cozy, has a fully stocked kitchen, fun games, movies, music, firewood, and so much more. The beds are comfy -- We slept wonderfully. The views are great! The outside spaces - the upstairs wraparound deck, the master bthrm patio, the rocking bench and picnic table - are so peaceful. The hosts are friendly, accessible, and did an amazing job putting this cabin together! We cannot wait to go back. We know we will! Oh, and the bear sanctuary is adorable. Definitely bring a stuffed bear to add to this magical bear kingdom.
- Guest Mihal C.
- Date of stay 06/21/13
- Review Submitted 06/28/13
Recommended for: Families with young children, age 55+, pet owners, families with teenagers, romantic getaway.
Home is well-appointed, lacking nothing. Kitchen is great and cooking steaks on the grill was wonderful alternative to restaurants. The house stayed super cool, and the weather was perfect. Loved smelling the pines, watching the birds, and having coffee on the deck. The hammock and comfortable deck seating made star gazing enjoyable. We even saw the satellites crossing the sky at night. Maps, good local info, binoculars, a telescope, etc were just the right touches. The beds were comfortable, the towels fluffy, and beautiful crafts made the week so comfortable. Great getaway from the Florida heat, and close enough to LA for some fun. Will be coming back soon!
- Guest Sheila (Florida)
- Date of stay 06/07/13
- Review Submitted 06/23/13
Recommended for: Families with young children, adventure seekers, sightseeing, age 55+, girls getaway, pet owners, romantic getaway.
Great for a family with kids
Great for a family with kids
Rocky Top is a well-organized, well-appointed cabin. The owners have thought of every detail to make your stay easy and enjoyable. Our children appreciated all of the little things, especially watching for and feeding the birds. They loved playing outside and we all enjoyed some good family time playing games. I appreciated the convenience of the propane grill, which I used most nights. We were able to find some trails we could all enjoy and Rocky Top seems to be in a good location to get to most everything. We're looking forward to our next stay in Pine Mountain already.
- Guest BSHMF (Castaic, Ca)
- Date of stay 04/01/13
- Review Submitted 04/21/13
Recommended for: Families with young children, girls getaway, families with teenagers.
Rocky Top is so charming and fun- perfect for a family
Rocky Top is so charming and fun- perfect for a family
What a great tme my family had at Rocky Top. The lodge is charming and fun, each room has it's own theme and the owners have taken care to choose each item. The owners are easy to communicate with and go out of their way to make you feel comfortable in their lodge. Rocky Top is clean and comfortable and has all of the amenities of home. There are plenty of things to do while you enjoy the peace and quiet of the area. There are many movies to choose from, many games to play and a wonderful reading nook, also there is a pool table that converts into a ping pong table and even a sleding disk for the kids. The kitchen has everthing our family needed to enjoy both cooking and eating all of our meals. The Village is very close, with a market and resteraunts in case you forget something or choose not to cook in. I would recommend Rocky Top to friends and family, anyone who is looking for a place to spend quality time with their family. Thank you to the owners for sharing this lovely lodge with my family, we can't wait to go back.
- Guest Lynne J (Winnetka, CA)
- Date of stay 02/15/13
- Review Submitted 02/25/13
Recommended for: Families with young children, age 55+, girls getaway, pet owners, families with teenagers, romantic getaway.
A cozy family retreat, practically perfect in every way!
A cozy family retreat, practically perfect in every way!
My husband and I have been to PMC four times in the last couple years. We've stayed at several cabins and this was out favorite! It was large but still cozy. All needs had been anticipated and the owners go out of their way to accommodate their guests' comfort. We had two little ones with us on the vacation and one of the greatest aspects of the property was that there was lots of space outside for the kids to play in. Part of the yard is on a slight hill and was perfect for very little sledders. (We had snow!) The kids and adults alike LOVED the many bird houses and the birds who would come to visit: woodpeckers, robins, blue jays, quail, and many more. There was bird food provided by the cabin as well! The cabin is walking distance from town, but not IN town, which we liked a lot. It was really, really cold when we visited but the heaters and fire inside made us toasty and comfortable. Linda went above and beyond as far as her responsiveness and attention to our needs. I really cannot thank her enough for our beautiful stay in Pine Mountain Club! We will be back!!
- Guest Mama M. (United States)
- Date of stay 12/30/12
- Review Submitted 01/08/13
Recommended for: Families with young children, adventure seekers, families with teenagers, romantic getaway.
Wonderful Winter Wonderland!
Wonderful Winter Wonderland!
Thank you Linda and Felicity for providing the cabin for our holiday family reunion at Rocky Top. We managed 5 hikes in just a couple of days! The dogs were beat! The kitchen was wonderfully stocked with cooking utensils (including La Creuset pots) to make wonderful soups and a yummy cottage pie! The movies and the pool table were an added bonus and we enjoyed watching some classic favorites with the family and shooting some pool while listening to holiday music. The amount of work you put into your home and the crafting talents of your family show in every nook and cranny. Truly a remarkable weekend. Thank you for allowing us to stay in your beautiful home! We will be back!
- Guest Happy Renters (Eagle Rock, CA)
- Date of stay 12/22/12
- Review Submitted 12/28/12
Recommended for: Families with young children, adventure seekers, girls getaway, pet owners, romantic getaway.
Owner response: Thank you for being such great guests! My daughter and I enjoyed meeting your lovely family. So glad that the hoped for snow appeared! We have six inches of snow on the ground at the moment. It's truly awesome! Looking forward to hosting you all again.
Wonderful cabin in the woods.
Wonderful cabin in the woods.
We thoroughly enjoyed are stay here. Felt welcome from the minute we arrived. The cabin is lovingly decorated and maintained, so CLEAN and cozy we didn't want to leave. The owners thought of everything! Ah one great feature we loved was two living spaces so we could do our own thing in peace, ie. watch a movie and shoot pool vs listening to music or reading. Easy walk to village, pleasant views and landscaping all around. There are so many fun things to do in Pine Mountain Club, but we could have easily spent all our time in this wonderful cabin in the woods. Plenty of games, 100's of movies to watch, great music cd's, full kitchen and accessories, soaking tub, pool table, books, stone fireplace, and hammock or propane fireplace for relaxing on the deck. The kids also enjoyed lots of stuffed animals, swings, squirrels, feeding the birds and seeing the moons craters through the telescope! Already looking forward to our next stay at Rocky Top Lodge.
- Guest CAJH (Studio City, CA)
- Date of stay 11/21/12
- Review Submitted 11/29/12
Recommended for: Families with young children, adventure seekers, sightseeing, people with disabilities, age 55+, girls getaway, pet owners, families with teenagers, romantic getaway.
|Dates||Nightly||Wknd Night||Weekend||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
|Winter (with Fuel Surcharge)
Dec 1 - Dec 21
2 night min stay
Dec 22 - Jan 5
3 night min stay
|Winter (with Fuel Surcharge)
Jan 6 - Apr 30
2 night min stay
|My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
3 night minimum stay holiday weeks and special event weekends.
Raised air mattresses to accommodate two additional guests* (children 12 and under only).
*Charge of $25/person/night (children ONLY) for guests in excess of 6. Maximum occupancy 8.
- Pet Fee: $50 + tax
- Refundable Damage Deposit: $350
- Cleaning: $75 + tax
- Tax Rate 6%
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About the owner: RICHARD (a 'can-do' kind of guy) and LINDA (a creative perfectionist) - owners. We designed and constructed this unique 2-level Craftsman lodge-like home ourselves. Every rock, board and shingle was chosen and placed with our own hands. The rocks and boulders had to be dug out for the foundation. We even had to blast a 'ledge' (translation: rock as big as the mountain!) to pour the lower floor concrete. You can see why we christened it 'Rocky Top'. We constructed the large cantilever deck with a corner crow's nest seating ledge and custom formed and laminated the interior stair railing. We had planned to make this our home, but family obligations delayed our plans. After years of being leased-out we have renovated, decorated and reclaimed this gem to share with you. Like many people Linda, an avid interior decorator, dreamed of owning a B&B. This is probably as close as she will get. Our family and friends have been travelling up from the Los Angeles area a few days every week for the last year to work on this restoration. Richard, now a retired general contractor, turned the business over to our son who did the heavy lifting and electrical. Our neighbor, a retired plumber, has graciously given many hours to the project. Linda has been having great fun pulling the parts and pieces together for the last year.The talents of family members are showcased in the many custom artworks and stained glass windows throughout the lodge.
Why the Owner Chose Pine Mountain Club:
Few people knew about Pine Mountain Club in 1972. We saw a television ad. Tennaco was developing the land. Mil Potrero was as yet unpaved. No signs, no guardrails, no nothing! We were young, still newlyweds after only four years and dreaming of getting away from city life. We fell in love with the area and purchased a lot across the sreet. LInda's parents helped us build. We worked for three years constructing layer upon layer. It was our dream home. We planned to all retire there together. But then tragedy struck. Linda's dad had a stroke and our beautiful structure was NOT handicap accessible. So.....we sold our dear creation, purchased another lot (Rocky Top) and started again. It's not visible from the towering front, but the back bedroom starts at ground level. Everyone got to enjoy the beautiful mountains for a few years before the mile-high altitude proved too much for an elderly heart. Rocky Top was then leased out. We missed it terribly and no one cared for it as lovingly as we had. Then a terrible storm blew through in March 2011. We came up the mountain for the first time in many years, saw our beloved Rocky Top and decided then and there to reclaim it. We've had a grand time!!! And now we're ready to share our joy with you. So, why do we call it a LODGE? 'Cabin' just didn't fit it's character. By definition a 'Lodge' is a country house 'occupied in season for sports' - hunting, fishing, skiing, swimming, tennis, golf, birdwatching, star gazing, reading, relaxing, deep breathing!!! (all sanctioned sports at Pine Mountain Club!!!)...we just had to call it a LODGE!!!
The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
ROCKY TOP feels like a world away tucked into the middle of the forest. All told we've probably spent the best years of our lives constructing, furnishing and landscaping this dream property...while having the times of our lives!!! We invite you to come enjoy the clear blue skies, clean fresh air and the thrill of sighting the occasional Condor soaring high overhead. In spring stroll down our wooded path and smell the fragrant lilacs. Sit in the log swing and listen to the wind whisper in the pines. A few days on the mountain is more restful for us than a two-week vacation. We're sure it will be the same for you. Come on up to ROCKY TOP - we'd love to share our dream-come-true with you!!!
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Rocky Top aglow in the moonlight
The GREAT ROOM Northwoods lodge-style
The DINING ROOM seats 6-8 comfortably
Open KITCHEN with 3-seat breakfast bar as seen from Dining Room
MALLARD'S RETREAT - Duck-themed bedroom-King bed and stained glass windows
ANGLER'S REST - Fishing Themed Bedroom Full/Twin Bunkbed
'BEAR'S ATTIC' Den/ Bedroom: pool table, TV , pellet stove, bathroom/shower room
"BEAR'S ATTIC" Downstairs - Twin Log Bed w/Trundle and Convenient Half Bath
The "READING CORNER" - cozy up with a good book
WILDLIFE RESCUE CORNER down in the "ATTIC"
Catch-and-Release that famous 30lb catfish at beautiful FERN'S LAKE
ROCKY TOP - You Can't Miss It!!
The GREAT ROOM at Rocky Top Lodge with stone wall fireplace. Chess anyone?
Northwoods decor and custom woodwork
Fully stocked KITCHEN
BATH with Kohler soaking tub and two vanities
DUCKS, DUCKS EVERYWHERE AND A COMFY READING CHAIR
Dad and Mom's rockers re-purposed and custom oar desk
Comfortable seating by the pellet stove for watching 40" flatscreen
Another view of "BEAR'S ATTIC" Guest Room
The SHOWER ROOM in "Bear's Attic" downstairs
Entrance to ROCKY TOP garden - cherry trees, fragrant lilacs, whispering pine
ROCKY TOP LODGE nestled under a blanket of snow
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